Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 63 56
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,177 3,309 3,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.33% 3.51% 3.72%
As % of the Applications category 40.32% 39.55% 40.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,921 2,051 2,166
England median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -4.11%
10th Percentile £180 £163 £163
90th Percentile £588 £593 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +3.88% +3.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 227 291
England median hourly rate £15.88 £19.00 £17.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.45% +6.44% +12.37%
10th Percentile £9.31 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.79 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.85
% change year-on-year -15.79% +6.44% +15.16%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 7,880 8,367 8,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.25% 8.87% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,666 5,169 5,206
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £145 £146 £150
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 683 880
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.12 £10.25
90th Percentile £37.63 £35.00 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 1,544 £425 +3.03% 292
South East -4 688 £374 +24.67% 148
North of England -13 332 £334 +2.69% 125
Midlands +2 278 £325 -1.52% 106
West Midlands -16 167 £325 - 65
South West -17 167 £375 +2.74% 70
East of England -9 160 £350 +7.69% 60
North West -21 144 £330 +1.54% 75
Yorkshire -9 143 £350 +10.24% 38
East Midlands +34 107 £293 -21.87% 41
North East +10 45 £310 +3.33% 12
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,253 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 1,103 (34.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 986 (31.04%) Finance
4 862 (27.13%) Microsoft Office
5 852 (26.82%) SQL
6 641 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
7 621 (19.55%) Project Management
8 539 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
9 474 (14.92%) MS Visio
10 445 (14.01%) SQL Server
11 420 (13.22%) VBA
12 419 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
13 374 (11.77%) Data Analysis
14 361 (11.36%) SharePoint
15 360 (11.33%) Windows
16 355 (11.17%) Degree
17 347 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
18 327 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 325 (10.23%) Microsoft Project
20 323 (10.17%) PMO
21 309 (9.73%) Oracle
22 270 (8.50%) Migration
23 263 (8.28%) Analytics
24 233 (7.33%) SAP
25 231 (7.27%) Change Management
26 224 (7.05%) JIRA
26 224 (7.05%) Banking
27 206 (6.48%) ETL
27 206 (6.48%) Security Cleared
28 203 (6.39%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 361 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 82 (2.58%) Confluence
3 69 (2.17%) IIS
4 58 (1.83%) SAS
5 38 (1.20%) Apache
6 37 (1.16%) MS Exchange
6 37 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 32 (1.01%) CMS
8 24 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 18 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
10 15 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (0.41%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.38%) TPMS
13 11 (0.35%) nginx
14 8 (0.25%) K2 blackpearl
15 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.22%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.19%) MS Project Server
17 5 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1,103 (34.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 862 (27.13%) Microsoft Office
3 474 (14.92%) MS Visio
4 325 (10.23%) Microsoft Project
5 157 (4.94%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.57%) Open Workbench
7 11 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.25%) Acrobat
9 7 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.22%) SPSS
10 6 (0.19%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.13%) InDesign
12 3 (0.094%) Stata
12 3 (0.094%) Windchill
13 2 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.031%) CATIA
14 1 (0.031%) EViews
14 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.79%) SAP HR
2 24 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
3 21 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 21 (0.66%) Workday HCM
4 20 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (0.47%) Primavera
7 14 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
7 14 (0.44%) HiPortfolio
7 14 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 8 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.25%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.19%) CA PPM
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
11 6 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 116 (3.65%) Office 365
2 88 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.42%) Amazon S3
4 43 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 27 (0.85%) SaaS
7 22 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.60%) OneDrive
9 18 (0.57%) GitHub
9 18 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 15 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
11 14 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
12 13 (0.41%) G Suite
12 13 (0.41%) IaaS
13 9 (0.28%) Trello
14 8 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.61%) LAN
1 51 (1.61%) WAN
2 45 (1.42%) Firewall
3 39 (1.23%) Skype
4 34 (1.07%) Wireless
5 33 (1.04%) VPN
6 30 (0.94%) Internet
7 29 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 29 (0.91%) Wireshark
8 27 (0.85%) DNS
9 26 (0.82%) SSL
10 23 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
11 22 (0.69%) DHCP
11 22 (0.69%) Kerberos
12 18 (0.57%) Network Security
12 18 (0.57%) SMS
13 16 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
14 15 (0.47%) Intranet
14 15 (0.47%) VoIP
15 14 (0.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 445 (14.01%) SQL Server
2 203 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
3 198 (6.23%) Power BI
4 167 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 166 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 145 (4.56%) MS Access
7 119 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 95 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 86 (2.71%) BusinessObjects
10 60 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
11 59 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 56 (1.76%) Big Data
13 54 (1.70%) QlikView
14 52 (1.64%) Hadoop
15 51 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
16 43 (1.35%) Oracle Database
17 42 (1.32%) Apache Hive
18 38 (1.20%) Sqoop
19 37 (1.16%) Impala
20 33 (1.04%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 224 (7.05%) JIRA
2 81 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 44 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (0.88%) Toad
4 28 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 27 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 21 (0.66%) Selenium
7 20 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (0.57%) Subversion
9 17 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 14 (0.44%) SpecFlow
12 11 (0.35%) Maven
13 10 (0.31%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
15 8 (0.25%) GitLab
15 8 (0.25%) SoapUI
16 7 (0.22%) NUnit
16 7 (0.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 986 (31.04%) Finance
2 224 (7.05%) Banking
3 183 (5.76%) Telecoms
4 120 (3.78%) Retail
5 104 (3.27%) Marketing
6 77 (2.42%) Front Office
7 75 (2.36%) Legal
8 57 (1.79%) Law
9 56 (1.76%) Investment Banking
10 53 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 51 (1.61%) Billing
12 41 (1.29%) Manufacturing
13 37 (1.16%) Advertising
14 29 (0.91%) Back Office
15 25 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 25 (0.79%) Publishing
16 22 (0.69%) Electronics
17 18 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
18 17 (0.54%) German Language
19 14 (0.44%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 1,236 (38.90%) Analyst
2 443 (13.94%) Developer
3 327 (10.29%) Data Analyst
4 258 (8.12%) Business Analyst
5 184 (5.79%) Project Manager
6 149 (4.69%) Coordinator
7 141 (4.44%) Administrator
8 120 (3.78%) VBA Developer
9 107 (3.37%) PMO Analyst
10 100 (3.15%) SQL Developer
11 91 (2.86%) Excel Analyst
11 91 (2.86%) Project Coordinator
12 89 (2.80%) Excel Developer
13 83 (2.61%) Support Analyst
14 80 (2.52%) Consultant
15 72 (2.27%) SQL Analyst
16 70 (2.20%) Financial Analyst
17 66 (2.08%) Service Analyst
18 60 (1.89%) Excel VBA Developer
19 57 (1.79%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (4.34%) .NET
2 85 (2.68%) XML
3 57 (1.79%) HTML
4 46 (1.45%) Web Services
5 45 (1.42%) JSON
6 37 (1.16%) SailPoint
7 34 (1.07%) CSS
8 30 (0.94%) REST
9 29 (0.91%) MDX
10 28 (0.88%) ASP.NET
11 27 (0.85%) SOAP
12 25 (0.79%) WPF
13 24 (0.76%) .NET Framework
13 24 (0.76%) jQuery
13 24 (0.76%) SAML
14 18 (0.57%) AngularJS
14 18 (0.57%) Middleware
14 18 (0.57%) Node.js
14 18 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
14 18 (0.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 641 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (5.98%) Management Information System
3 136 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (1.86%) NHS
5 56 (1.76%) User Experience
6 52 (1.64%) Derivative
7 51 (1.61%) Wiki
8 48 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 46 (1.45%) Virtual Team
10 41 (1.29%) Fixed Income
11 37 (1.16%) FMCG
12 34 (1.07%) Reinsurance
13 32 (1.01%) Equities
13 32 (1.01%) Reference Data
14 29 (0.91%) Data Centre
15 27 (0.85%) Driving Licence
16 21 (0.66%) Hedge funds
16 21 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
16 21 (0.66%) Mobile App
17 20 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 360 (11.33%) Windows
2 136 (4.28%) Windows 10
3 110 (3.46%) Unix
4 81 (2.55%) Windows 7
5 56 (1.76%) Linux
6 43 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 30 (0.94%) Android
8 23 (0.72%) Solaris
9 22 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 20 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 12 (0.38%) VME
13 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.19%) AIX
14 6 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.19%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.19%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.13%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.094%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (19.55%) Project Management
2 539 (16.97%) Agile Software Development
3 419 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
4 374 (11.77%) Data Analysis
5 347 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
6 327 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 270 (8.50%) Migration
8 263 (8.28%) Analytics
9 231 (7.27%) Change Management
10 206 (6.48%) ETL
11 202 (6.36%) ITIL
12 196 (6.17%) PRINCE2
13 186 (5.85%) Scrum
14 162 (5.10%) Business Analysis
15 161 (5.07%) Data Modelling
16 153 (4.82%) Time Management
17 144 (4.53%) Decision-Making
18 139 (4.38%) Asset Management
19 133 (4.19%) Data Management
19 133 (4.19%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 852 (26.82%) SQL
2 420 (13.22%) VBA
3 201 (6.33%) Python
4 184 (5.79%) T-SQL
5 153 (4.82%) C#
6 106 (3.34%) VB
7 103 (3.24%) Java
7 103 (3.24%) PowerShell
8 63 (1.98%) C
9 60 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 59 (1.86%) Korn
11 58 (1.83%) R
12 57 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 50 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 42 (1.32%) JavaScript
15 36 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 31 (0.98%) VB.NET
17 23 (0.72%) PHP
17 23 (0.72%) VBScript
18 21 (0.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 355 (11.17%) Degree
2 206 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 141 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 56 (1.76%) ISEB
5 45 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
6 37 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 35 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 34 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 31 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 26 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 23 (0.72%) PMP
13 22 (0.69%) ACCA
14 20 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 19 (0.60%) CIMA
16 17 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (0.54%) MBA
17 14 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
17 14 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (0.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (10.17%) PMO
2 160 (5.04%) QA
3 149 (4.69%) Data Quality
4 87 (2.74%) SLA
5 48 (1.51%) GDPR
6 11 (0.35%) IFRS
7 8 (0.25%) MiFID
7 8 (0.25%) P3O
8 6 (0.19%) Basel III
8 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.16%) CDISC
9 5 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.16%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.13%) GxP
10 4 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.094%) EMIR
11 3 (0.094%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 148 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.20%) HDFS
3 34 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.35%) VMware Server
5 9 (0.28%) BitLocker
5 9 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
6 7 (0.22%) Docker
7 5 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.094%) Firmware
9 3 (0.094%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.031%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.031%) Snort
10 1 (0.031%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 77 (2.42%) Ansible
2 48 (1.51%) Puppet
3 46 (1.45%) SCCM
4 45 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
6 36 (1.13%) Hadoop YARN
7 20 (0.63%) AirWatch
8 18 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (0.44%) Oracle ZFS
10 13 (0.41%) HP ALM
11 12 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.35%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.31%) WSUS
14 7 (0.22%) Terraform
15 6 (0.19%) Kubernetes
15 6 (0.19%) SCOM
16 5 (0.16%) vCenter Server
17 4 (0.13%) Grafana
17 4 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1,253 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 309 (9.73%) Oracle
3 233 (7.33%) SAP
4 137 (4.31%) Tableau
5 95 (2.99%) ServiceNow
6 86 (2.71%) Remedy
7 76 (2.39%) Workday
8 62 (1.95%) HP
9 57 (1.79%) Cisco
10 53 (1.67%) VMware
11 47 (1.48%) Citrix
12 45 (1.42%) Google
13 37 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
14 36 (1.13%) Cloudera
15 33 (1.04%) Adobe
16 32 (1.01%) Apple
17 27 (0.85%) CA
18 23 (0.72%) Cognos
19 22 (0.69%) Dell
20 21 (0.66%) IBM